In terms of weather it’s been one of the best long Easter weekends in quite some time for a fair chunk of the country and although the south may not be all sunshine today for the first time this weekend, it won’t be chilly.
In fact for the first time the North Island could outstrip the Mainland overall.
Some cloud and a few showers could dot parts of the far southwest corner in and around Fiordland but the northern and eastern half of the South Island should see plenty of sunshine with pleasant day time highs.
Gisborne and areas in northern Hawkes Bay may see some showers and these should become few and far between but the rest of the north has a good looking Easter Monday ahead.
Overnight temperatures have been a little below average for early April in areas where there are clear skies and that’s mostly because of daytime heating from yesterday disappearing. in areas where the cloud is remaining this morning, the temperatures are a little higher as the cloud has kept a little warmth in overnight.
Warmest temperatures today should vary from 17- 24 degrees which has been mostly consistent throughout the Easter break.
Colder air is set to move into the south tomorrow with a marked dropped in temperature as a southerly change works its way north.
on 8/04/2012 11:29pm
Second great sunny day in Whangarei, long may it linger. People are out & about or busy in their sections, a really good feel to it.
Saturday was a bit more overcast with odd afternoon shower but since it has been beautiful.
on 8/04/2012 6:56pm
Notice that only Auckland is the only place in the NI with a SW wind forecast,the clouds were racing across this morning and its overcast in the SW horzon,means another windy day in waiting today.